CHURCH READERS: The following are the readers at masses this weekend, Eamon O’ Riordan at the 7pm on Saturday evening and Pat O’ Dwyer at the 10am on Sunday morning.
TABLE QUIZ: There was a great turnout at the Greenwood Inn on last Friday night, for the fundraising Table Quiz in aid of the National School, in all 19 tables of 4 people participated. After a fairly competitive 8 rounds, the team representing Blackrock GAA club emerged winners, team members, Tom and Carmel Murphy, Theresa Griffin and Paudie Ryan, in 2nd place was a team of Pat McGrath, D.J. Hayes, Brian Reynolds and Eric Ryan, 3rd place team members, Frank and John Downes, Catherine and Austin Hosford, all teams very kindly did not accept prize money a total of €1,227.00 was raised on the night. The School Parents Association would like to thank all who supported the Quiz in so many ways, it is greatly appreciated.
SWALLOWS ARRIVE: Small numbers of swallows were spotted in the locality during the past week, a few weeks later than normal, fly life, their main diet is very scarce and will remain so until air temperatures warm up, other migrants have also arrived, numbers should build up over the coming weeks.
WALKS: Ballyhoura Bears have an evening walk from Lisvarrinane on this Thursday at 7.30 pm, contact 087-947 8276.
Saturdays “C” walk has an 11 am start from Ardpatrick Community Centre, contact 087-416 6769
On Sunday April 28th the “A” walk is from Cush car park at 10 am, contact 087-287 3937, the “B” walk on Sunday is from St. John the Baptist School car park, Hospital at 11am, contact 087-988 0367.
The Ballyhoura International Walking Festival takes place on the following weekend May 4th to 6th.
BEREAVEMENT: Sympathy is extended to Mrs Sheila Quilty and family of Coombs, on the recent death of her father, Harry Williams of Garrienderk, Effin also to Timmy Williams and family of Mortalstown, the late Harry being his brother.